pu·​bes·​cence | \ pyü-ˈbe-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce pubescence (audio) \

Definition of pubescence

1 : the quality or state of being pubescent
2 : a pubescent covering or surface

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Recent Examples on the Web After all, his post-pubescence later becomes integral to the romantic narratives of the show. Rebecca Farley,, "Would Simone & Rasmus Have Survived Their Five-Year Bunker Stay In The Rain?," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of pubescence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pubescence.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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pu·​bes·​cence | \ pyü-ˈbes-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce pubescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of pubescence

: the quality or state of being pubescent : puberty

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